To Uniqlo, the t-shirt has always been esteemed as more than just a staple garment. Rather it has been considered a great form of expression with worldwide appeal. Their latest Uniqlo UT Grand Prix 08 T-shirt Design Competition recently kicked off. Applications from around the world are encouraged to be sent to Uniqlo. The fourth year of the competition will see the judging done by art director Kashiwa Sato, architect Tadao Ando, and the avant-garde novelist Yayoi Kusama.
Last year, over 14,000 entires were received spanning across 20 countries. For any aspiring artist, the Uniqlo UT Grand Prix represents a surreal opportunity to showcase their work. The winner will be rewarded with 3 million Yen (approximately $27,000 USD). On October 1st, a special web page will debut showcasing the top 1,000 entries. To enter check out the contest page but start designing because entries will only be accepted until September 20th.
Although over 1.3 billion people inhabited the vast country of China, streetwear and culture in China are still in their infantile stages. However, with stores like MESS contributing to street culture from the capital of China, be on the look out for big things as the sleeping giant awakes. MESS’ 2007 Fall collection was an attempt to create a timeless classic that would appeal to the tastes and interests of Chinese consumers. Although some shirts may symbolize a meaning difficult to understand for some, MESS has attempted to build things from the bottom up and involve people at the grassroots level.
Snowboard manufacturers by trade, Burton Snowboards are set to release an all new New Era 59Fifty cap featuring a rhinestone encrusted Burton logo. Also part of the package is a Burton x New Era fitted cap carrier, allowing you to transport six of your favorite New Era caps in safety. The package will retail for $90 USD and will be released in October.
Boundless NY has just received the latest from The Hundreds. The 2007 collection includes a wide array of fun and witty graphics alongside a underlying theme, a style often associated with The Hundreds. Most t-shirts come in a wide range of colors. The tees are available at $28.99 USD.
At the recent Wonder Festival 2007, some more images of the upcoming 100% Transformers Bearbricks were revealed. The current collection of these transforming bots turned bears include Megatron, Opitmus Prime, Bumblebee and Barricade. Optimus Prime and Megatron will be packaged together, which leads us to reasonably assume Bumblebee and Barricade will come together. This will allegedly be only released in Japan.